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post #31 of 96
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Originally Posted by wantmyf1 View Post
Oops! Forgot about Reggae - Christafari
btw... in your sig, the quote, "lies, damned lies and statistics" actually originates from an 1895 article by Leonard H. Courtney. Mark Twain misattributed it to Benjamin Disraeli in his autobiography.
post #32 of 96
Thanks VicAjax! I do like to get those things right. I had originally heard that it was by Mark Twain himself, but actually tracked it to Disraeli, which I obviously thought was correct. Also do you know the article in which Courtney used it?
btw - See updated sig
post #33 of 96
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Originally Posted by leveller1642 View Post
Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming??
This is great, as well as the follow-up Saved.

Try also: Mahalia Jackson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, gospel albums by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.
post #34 of 96
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Originally Posted by wantmyf1 View Post
Thanks VicAjax! I do like to get those things right. I had originally heard that it was by Mark Twain himself, but actually tracked it to Disraeli, which I obviously thought was correct. Also do you know the article in which Courtney used it?
btw - See updated sig
sure thing... here's a pdf of the article: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/courtney.pdf
post #35 of 96
Thanks VicAjax!! OK, if I post here again, it will be on topic. Promise!
post #36 of 96
second Jon Foreman's solo stuff, and Switchfoot's discography is peppered with some astoundingly great songs!
post #37 of 96
The Devil Wears Prada's new album, "With Roots Above and Branches Below"
post #38 of 96
I have been enjoying Hillsong, the album Tear Down the Walls.

It's a live album. Very inspirational and a great performance. Will be getting more from them soon.

I'll echo the recommendation of sacred classical music too.
post #39 of 96
Jon Foreman's solo EPs gets my stamp of approval.

I also find it easy to get into the latest couple of Jars of Clay albums, "Good Monsters" and "The Long Fall Back to Earth", especially the former.

Edit:

Quasai-Christian bands have been suggested, so I'll pitch in with two great ones (IMO)

1. X2 on MuteMath, they've really got their act together and both their albums I can get into.

2. Mae. Especially their second album "The Everglow". Their first you can tell they were new to the game, and their third "Singularity" you can tell they were with a big music label

They've also got a few EPs coming out, (M)orning, (A)fternoon, and (E)vening. (M)orning's brilliant, and I have no doubts that the other two will follow suit
post #40 of 96
Really, really don't like Hillsong, but to each his/her own.

Good Monsters is JoC's best, IMO. I liked Furthermore too, which is a double CD. LFBTE was disappointing after GM.
post #41 of 96
Check out Josh Garrels and his albums Lost Animals and Jacaranda.
post #42 of 96
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Really, really don't like Hillsong, but to each his/her own.
Any particular reason? Just curious. Not flaming here.
post #43 of 96
I like Hillsong, personally, but I can only take so much of them. If you like their music style, you can pick any one of their albums, as they're all pretty much the same. If I had to rank their albums, it would most definitely be in order of familiarity, and that would be the main reason I like one over another. I think most people who listen to their music can relate.

Even so, I've met a few people who don't listen to bands like Hillsong simply because they don't like listening to worship songs through headphones, instead preferring to listen to worship songs at church. Contextual bias, really. I used to be like that, and in many ways, I still am. Worship music, to me, is more about something used to focus on Christ in a corporate setting (music to Jesus). "Christian music" is more about putting good things into your head and heart during the rest of the week (music about Jesus).

That's my take on why I personally stray away from some worship bands as casual listening bands, but different people, I'm sure have different reasons. Hillsong's music is very "standard major-key".
post #44 of 96
Live?
post #45 of 96
x3 on MuteMath(formerly Earthsuit, you should check them out too, just for kicks! I've seen them live 4 times now, they will blow you away!)

Switchfoot
The Benjamin Gate
Eric Whitacre (choral music, not sure it's Christian, but very powerful nonetheless)
Chevelle
Eisley (AMAZING live! Excellent female vocals.)
x2 Emery (my friend saw them live and said he was singing lounder than the monitors, in tune 100% mind you too.)
John Reuben
P.O.D.
The O.C. Supertones
Pax217
x2 on Starflyer 59 (Although, I really only like "No New Kind of Story")
Story Side:B
Thousand Foot Krutch
Watashi Wa- The Love Of Life (I can't wait until I can get into the head-fi realm to listen to this cd.)
38th Parallel

Happy listening!
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